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SPRING CONCERT (Robinson)

first_imgSPRING CONCERT — Dr. Walter F. Robinson Community School held its annual Spring Concert. The concert included performances by the upper and lower grade choirs, the beginning and intermediate bands, and the Royal Dance Crew. A huge thank you to Ms. Stives, Mrs. Pelliccia, and Ms. Riccio for their hard work and dedication to preparing our students. The students gave a tremendous performance! ×last_img

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Lessons of the Week! Christian Borle, Elphaba, Glinda & More

first_img View Comments Whoever said April is the cruelest month (was it Christian Borle?) obviously never met February. It’s freezing, it’s damp, and no new Broadway shows are opening. But never fear—the Lessons of the Week are here to keep you warm! We’re revisiting the craziest stuff that happened in the last seven days, from Darren Criss’ glittery new gig to Rob McClure’s steamy trip to the mall. Check out what we learned!Christian Borle’s Bringing the Britney, BitchWe think he did it again. Christian Borle is adding two important elements to his portrayal of William Shakespeare in the new musical Something Rotten: hip swiveling and the essence of late-era Britney Spears. Well, if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that a Britney by any other name would look as great in red pleather pants. Bring it, Borle.Kick Cancer’s Butt with CauliflowerFirst, the bad news: Broadway and Smash alum Krysta Rodriguez has been diagnosed with breast cancer. But according to her, it’s “highly treatable”—and while she fights this thing, she’s cooking up mashed cauliflower “fauxtatoes” and wearing fabulous fashion to stay healthy and keep her spirits high. We’re cheering for you every step of the way, Krysta. Pass the fauxtatoes!Kara Lindsay Has Two New Green FriendsWicked star and Broadway.com video blogger Kara Lindsay got a very special birthday surprise this week: Two pet frogs! There’s only one problem—they have no names. She’s asking you guys to come up with ideas for names and post them on Twitter. But not Elphaba and Glinda. And not Elsa and Anna. Geez, Kara—what other names even are there?David Burtka Is a Blushing BrideIt Shoulda Been You leading man David Burtka is thrilled to be back on Broadway, but he’s a little confused about the role he’s playing. While describing the show, he accidentally told Broadway.com he’d be playing the bride (instead of the groom) in the new musical comedy. Wait, we want to see you play the bride! Your suave husband NPH can give you hair and makeup tips!Darren Criss’ Glittery Dreams Came TrueHere’s another guy who might need beautification tips from NPH: Darren Criss, who is stepping into Hedwig’s shiny gold boots beginning April 29! After telling us that the transgender East German rock goddess is his dream role, we couldn’t be more psyched for him. And for ourselves. Because in case you’ve forgotten, WE’RE DARRENCRISS.COM. Heart you, Darren. Always and forever. XOXO. Love, Broadway.com.Pin Curls Are the Foundation of LifeIf you thought love, money, God or mollusks were the essence of life, you’d be incorrect. As wise Chicago hairstylist Mandrill Hardge advises Jennifer Nettles on her Broadway.com video blog, the foundation of life is pin curls—lots and lots of pin curls. Hmm, looks like we’ve been doing this whole “life” thing wrong.Katie Finneran Wants to Feed the OrphansIt’s Only a Play’s Katie Finneran isn’t just a talented Broadway leading lady—she’s also a mom of two, and sometimes both worlds collide. Finneran told us that while playing Miss Hannigan in Annie, the star, who had just had her second child and was still breastfeeding, would lactate whenever the orphans sang. Let’s file this tidbit in the TMI folder, shall we?Rob McClure Had a Hot Date at SearsThe Honeymoon in Vegas star had some crazy first dates before meeting his wife Maggie. Like the time in high school he went to the mall with a girl, she took him to Sears, she asked him for some help with her, um…tools, he said no and she broke up with him. Hey, whatever. Sometimes you gotta get “Friki-Friki” at the mall. Nothing wrong with that. Right, Kim Cattrall?Kristin Chenoweth Is a Lover, Not a SlicerOn the Twentieth Century headliner Kristin Chenoweth is so many things—a Tony winner, a Schmackary’s addict, an assistant principal—and she’s also a lady who cares about her fellow man. While getting a pedicure, she also opted to have her nails clipped so she won’t “slice up” her co-stars. How thoughtful, Kristin! Andy Karl got enough battle wounds last season.Broadway Fans Wanna Get FreakyThis week, we pitted in-the-works Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey musicals Freaky Friday and Magic Mike against each other on The Broadway.com Show, and naturally, 73% of you guys chose male strippers in…wait, what? You didn’t?! You chose a mom and her daughter swapping places in Freaky Friday? Wait. Over strippers?!?! We don’t even know you anymore.last_img read more

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Forecasters: Hurricane Joaquin to Track Away from Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Friday brought good news for Long Islanders as meteorologists were provided a clearer understanding of Hurricane Joaquin’s path—which, for the time being, does not include Long Island.“The forecast models continue to indicate a track offshore of the United States east coast from the Carolinas to the mid-Atlantic states, and the threat of direct impacts from Joaquin in those areas is decreasing,” the National Hurricane Center said.Locally, the Upton-based National Weather Service said on its Facebook page that the latest update “is still showing Hurricane Joaquin to be passing far offshore.” 8AM update is still showing Hurricane Joaquin to be passing far offshore.Posted by US National Weather Service New York NY on Friday, October 2, 2015 Extremely dangerous Hurricane Joaquin is moving slowly northwestward as it batters the Central Bahamas for a third day….Posted by NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center on Friday, October 2, 2015 Forecasters in recent days had been hesitant to predict Joaquin’s path due to a number of atmospheric conditions, prompting officials in Nassau and Suffolk counties to urge residents to prepare for the worst. Both Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said it’d be prudent to err on the side of caution.Local municipalities also instructed residents to be proactive by stocking up on non-perishable goods, batteries, gas for generators and vehicles, and other necessary supplies.“Looks like our prayers have been answered and this hurricane will be moving offshore,” Bellone said Friday of his “prepare and pray” plan during a news conference at Robert Moses State Park.He cautioned that although LI isn’t expected to get a direct hit, coastal flooding, beach erosion and strong winds are still expected this weekend.Although Fire Island ferry companies are suspending service Sunday, Bellone said he has not ordered an evacuation of the barrier island.Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a conference call with a reporters Friday afternoon welcomed the good news but said the state would continue to take a wait-and-see approach.“We’re not getting complacent here because weather reports change,” Cuomo said. “I’ve been through too many of these situations where we had good news one minute and bad news the next. We are not accelerating our deployment, but we are not relaxed yet, either, especially in the larger facilities and especially downstate.” -With Chuck Canninicenter_img But that doesn’t mean the region won’t be impacted by Joaquin, which is currently battering the Bahamas for a third consecutive day as a category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.“Even if Joaquin remains offshore, strong onshore winds associated with a frontal system will create minor to moderate coastal flooding along the coasts of the mid-Atlantic and northeastern states through the weekend,” the National Hurricane Center said. The Island is currently under a coastal flood advisory until 3 p.m. Friday and a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the weather service.The forecast for Friday calls for up to a half an inch of rain and breezy conditions. Temperatures will remain in the mid-50s, forecasters said.More wet weather is expected through the weekend, meteorologists said.last_img read more

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How to get your press release published

first_imgWith all the media noise out there, it can be challenging for any business to get the publicity they are looking for. Credit unions, which are often challenger brands to larger, traditional banks, in particular, may feel this stress even more.  As a former news and sports reporter turned to managing public relations at Service Credit Union, I am often asked about how to be successful in getting business press releases in print, online and/or on the air. My advice: The easier a company makes it for the person responsible for publishing, the more likely it is that their content will be published.During my tenure as a journalist, I discovered some very common mistakes. Press releases without contact information or peppered with grammatical errors were more likely to find the bottom of the wastepaper basket than a newspaper page. If the information was pertinent to our readers, it would be deleted to make room for more valuable releases. How do you make your credit union stand out and get noticed by editors?  Here are my suggestions for credit unions to get their press releases published:Make it easy for the editors/reporters/photographers. Have copies of releases on hand at events you invite the press to. Make sure you send them electronically after the event. Have the contact information of the person who wrote the release available on the press release.Buy an AP Stylebook and follow it. The stylebook is the bible for newspapers and magazines both in print and digitally. Write like you passed a high school English class. Proofread your work and make sure you have your co-workers edit the release as well. Start strong with the who, what, where and when in the first paragraph. This is standard practice in journalism.Make it factual. No opinions; otherwise, write a letter to the editor.Keep releases short and intelligent. Make sure the content is worth the space in the newspaper (it is at a premium these days). Include a local angle. Make sure your release is audience appropriate. Do not send a press release about a Tennessee company to a New Hampshire newspaper. They don’t care. Press releases are not just for print anymore. Send to newspapers and online sites and post on social media sites.Keep trying! Even when your release does not go into print, online etc, keep going for it. Editors are busy, so they may miss an email or two. Keep putting your releases at the top of their inboxes. Use a press release distribution service. Not only will this get your press releases published, but it will help drive readers to your website and social media sites. It also helps with SEO. All businesses want the free publicity that a press release can generate. Follow these simple tips above and you will see your releases get more and more exposure. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lori Holmes Lori Holmes is the Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications of Service Credit Union, headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Ms. Holmes joined Service Credit Union in 2008 as the … Web: www.servicecu.org Detailslast_img read more

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Maher: beating Cork was huge confidence boost

first_imgPadraic says there’s nothing like winning on big days in Thurles…Throw in on Sunday is at 4 o’clock at Semple Stadium….Tipp FM will have full live coverage of the match, in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh. Tipperary’s hurlers got a huge confidence boost from beating Cork in the Munster Championship last time out.Paraic Maher believes that win leaves the players in good heart as they prepare to face Limerick in the provincial semi-final this weekend.The match will be played at Semple Stadium.last_img read more